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HARUN FAROCKI & HITO STEYERL:

LIFE CAPTURED STILL

The first major exhibition “Life Captured Still” dedicated to Harun Farocki and Hito Steyerl was organised by the Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London. The artists are often conceptually associated but their works have never before been shown together in this way. Revered as pioneers in the fields of documentary film and new media art across two generations, the artists’ expansive video installations interrogate organisational power structures, divisions of labour and the kaleidoscopic images that permeate contemporary society. Life Captured Still is curated by Antje Ehmann and Carles Guerra, with exhibition architecture by Luis Feduchi.

Harun Farocki and Hito Steyerl are bound by a special form of collaboration, beyond any space-time framework. Though they belong to quite different generations, they share a stubborn critical attitude that dismantles the pervasive biopolitical regimes of late capitalism. When there is no hope for a better world, their images open up a crack in the system of art, no matter how discredited it might be. Call it the pragmatism of the hopeless.

Harun Farocki

Harun Farocki installation, Life Captured Still, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London

Hito Steyerl installation, Life Captured Still, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London

Hito Steyerl installation, Life Captured Still, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London

Hito Steyerl installation, Life Captured Still, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London

Hito Steyerl installation, Life Captured Still, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London

Hito Steyerl installation, Life Captured Still, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London

Hito Steyerl installation, Life Captured Still, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London

Harun Farocki installation, Life Captured Still, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London

Harun Farocki installation, Life Captured Still, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London

Harun Farocki installation, Life Captured Still, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London

Harun Farocki installation, Life Captured Still, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London

Harun Farocki installation, Life Captured Still, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London

Harun Farocki installation, Life Captured Still, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London

Hito Steyerl installation, Life Captured Still, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London

Hito Steyerl installation, Life Captured Still, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London

Hito Steyerl installation, Life Captured Still, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London

Hito Steyerl installation, Life Captured Still, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London

Hito Steyerl installation, Life Captured Still, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London

Hito Steyerl installation, Life Captured Still, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London

Hito Steyerl installation, Life Captured Still, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London

Hito Steyerl installation, Life Captured Still, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London

Hito Steyerl installation, Life Captured Still, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London

Hito Steyerl installation, Life Captured Still, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London

Harun Farocki installation, Life Captured Still, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London

Harun Farocki installation, Life Captured Still, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London


GALERIE THADDAEUS ROPAC: 37 DOVER STREET, LONDON W1S 4NJ

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